The RO DBT program, including 30 weeks of skills class and weekly private psychotherapy sessions, has limited openings and is available ONLY to residents of Florida and Arizona.

Getting Started

  • Initial Consultation: A 15min free virtual appointment to discuss your current challenges, review your temperament questionnaires and answer any questions you have about the RO DBT program.
  • New Participant Assessment: A comprehensive 90-minute appointment to learn about your personal history, relationships, current challenges, and valued goals for the future. Clinical impressions and a recommended treatment plan will be provided at the conclusion of this appointment. (Referrals offered if RO DBT is not the best fit.)



    Orientation Phase

    • Welcome aboard! In first three weeks of program your clinician will introduce you to our private online learning platform and resource library with all the tools you need to succeed.  Individualized meetings are aimed at introducing key concepts of Over-Control Coping, Radical Openness, Social Signaling, and Self-Enquiry.

    Treatment Phase

    • Private Sessions: Personal weekly meetings an RO DBT Therapist.  Each meeting is structured with an agenda to discuss risk factors, participant motivation and engagement, review of diary card, behavior and solution chain analysis, self-enquiry and skills practice.  Diary card tracking and continued practice of skills outside of session is expected to continue the growth process.
    • Radically Open Living Community: Access to a supportive online community platform including member discussions, skills tips, resources, and ability to ask questions to an RO DBT expert about how to best implement RO DBT skills in your life.
    • Skills Classes: Offered weekly to facilitate change and teach skills for flexible coping and improving relationships. Each class is 90 minutes long and follows a research-based curriculum. This weekly skills class introduces 30 skills of psychological health including flexibility, openness, and fostering healthy connections.

    RO DBT Skills Classes

    Teens – Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm (In-person)

    Adults – Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (Online)

    Adults – Thursdays, 11:00-12:30pm (Online)


    Program Graduation

    • You did it! Upon the completion of skills class, you will have the tools needed to create a ‘Life Worth Sharing.’  You and your clinician will evaluate the progress made on your behavior targets and valued goals to create a plan for discharge.  Most participants complete the full program in a 9-month time frame.

    Alumni

    • We welcome RO DBT program graduates from around the globe to join our alumni community! The Alumni Program offers the support and tools graduates need to deepen and refine RO DBT skills after graduation.
      • $100 monthly
      • Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00-7:00pm EST

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